Remembering John Weisert — one of eight victims from the FedEx mass shooting.
- Yahoo News
Republican rage directed at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic to Presidents Trump and Biden, seemed to reach new heights over the weekend, with former Trump administration trade adviser Peter Navarro claiming the renowned physician and scientist has likely "killed millions of Americans."
- USA TODAY
A man was stranded on a bridge in China after glass panels underneath him were shattered by gust force winds.
Two young girls and their asylum seeker parents remain in detention despite years of campaigning.
Dr. Pimple Popper moved swiftly from one growth to the next, yanking them out with tweezers. She said one pilar cyst looked like a plum.
- Business Insider
A US Coast Guard ship fired 30 warning shots from a machine gun during an 'unsafe' encounter with Iranian fast-attack boats
The US Coast Guard cutter Maui fired two rounds of warning shots with a .50 caliber machine gun to drive the gunboats away.
Charli D'Amelio speaks out about losing 'joy' for TikTok, saying the app that made her famous 'doesn't feel like it used to'
Appearing on sister Dixie's "The Early Late Night Show" on YouTube, Charli spoke about TikTok turning into a competition and losing friendships.
- Associated Press
Shoppers and staff at a New Zealand supermarket were being praised for their bravery Monday after authorities said they managed to stop a frenzied man from hurting others after he stabbed four people in a random attack, severely wounding three of them. New Zealand Police Superintendent Paul Basham said he'd watched CCTV footage of the attack at a Countdown supermarket in the city of Dunedin and the actions of the bystanders in detaining the man until police arrived was “nothing short of heroic.” Two of those wounded were supermarket staff members.
- Associated Press
Greece reopened primary schools and junior highs for in-person classes Monday for the first time in months, as the country eases coronavirus restrictions even as daily infections and deaths remain stubbornly high. Greek courts also restarted many activities, with civil courts reopening to all cases and criminal courts now hearing cases involving defendants in custody and any cases reaching the statute of limitations next year. Long lines developed outside the courthouse in the northern city of Thessaloniki as lawyers, witnesses, defendants and court staff arrived.
- The Independent
‘She obstructed their investigation and processing of her son’s detention,’ wrote the 4th District Court of Appeals
- The Independent
‘I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts’
- The Telegraph
A disastrous defeat in the Hartlepool by-election and the loss of more than 300 English council seats in last week's local elections has prompted an immediate reshuffle of Sir Keir Starmer's Labour team. Despite the sudden reshuffle, there are warnings of a leadership challenge for the Labour leader, while others have suggested that Mr Starmer is the cause of Labour's crisis, not the solution. Where has it gone wrong for Labour and can the party bounce back under Sir Keir Starmer's leadership? Read on for the best discussion points from our readers and share your own view in the comments section. 'Labour is so far removed from reality' @Mark Chisholm: "I'm from the North East. My family were miners, shipyard workers and factory workers. All solid Labour men with some being shop stewards. "I work in the offshore construction industry - probably the last bastion of old fashioned male working environment with many of the men working in it from the shipyards and heavy welding firms of old. In my office right now is a bloke from Newcastle who is one of our welding inspectors. "And none of them understand Labour anymore. Through gritted teeth admittedly they have all said they won't vote for them because they are no longer a party that represents the non London working class. The bloke with me voted Tory last time - the first in his life. "Labour have allowed themselves to become the party of the woke student left. Working men and women look at these people who bang on about social justice with utter amazement at how far removed from reality they are. These normal people are angry at the way in which their party has been taken over by the radicals who look down upon the very people they are supposed to represent. Labour is the party for the well off Notting Hill media crowd, not the average worker trying to get by. "The Tory party are simply more in tune with most people in the UK." 'No unified set of policies' @Peter Williman: "Unfortunately for them the Labour party cannot articulate a unified set of policies. "It is split between woke irrelevance and out of date stances on 'workers' and people's realities, hopes and needs at this time." 'Starmer should have the skills to tear Boris apart' @Andrew Turner: "On paper, Starmer should have destroyed Boris, an ex-QC and the ex-Director of Public Prosecutions, he should have had the skills to set up traps in question time and tear Boris apart. "The fact that he hasn't shows just how much pride Britain has in both Brexit and the vaccine rollout, how Britain is rejecting woke politicians and lastly how Boris has a Teflon skin that covers every inch of his body." 'Starmer is yesterday's man' @Paul Hughes: "For decades we have had politicians who had an easy life. A political career was easy money: Oxbridge, PPE or the law, political aides, a safe seat, back bench then front bench and when it was your turn, government. "Suddenly though the country needs proper leadership and real bold decision making, the like of which we have not seen for decades. "Brexit has changed everything, and Covid has demanded better from our politicians. The international political landscape is changing rapidly. Boris is learning fast, but Starmer was already yesterday’s man when he was elected leader of the Labour Party." 'No leader' @Stuart Wilson: "Starmer isn't a leader. He's a professional lawyer who is more interested in trying to trick Johnson at the dispatch box than doing anything to move the country forwards." 'The party as it is can hardly stay together' @Nick Little: "Anyone who doesn’t think Starmer is a massive part of Labour's problems and a symbol of the metropolitan, woke cult that they’ve become is deluding themselves. And unless they get their act together in the next few years, Labour will go the same way as the Liberals 90 years ago. "The party as it is can hardly stay together, and if Starmer does actually stand up to the Corbynite mob a split is absolutely inevitable. As it is, not only are the North and the Midlands deserting Labour in droves, but the woke urban mob are making it perfectly plain that good old Keir can’t hold a torch to the fallen idol Corbyn. "Starmer simply has nowhere to go now and is haemorrhaging support from all sides, with many Corbynites defecting to the Greens. "With former Brexit Party voters shoring up the Tory vote in the North, what’s left of the red wall will soon be wiped out completely and the greens may well start making very significant inroads into Labour urban strongholds such as London, Bristol etc. I can easily see them plummeting to less than 150 seats at the next general election, unless something changes fast, with a Tory majority to rival Thatcher's in the 80s." 'Could have played it differently' @Joseph Shand: "I think Starmer has had the chance to be very significant during the pandemic, but chose to be malign. "Labour could have played it differently. It has spent the entire lockdown prowling for ways to pounce, when it really was not the right thing to do. It does not seem to have done itself any good, but has had a great role in getting the government into such a defensive mode." 'Starmer hasn't got anywhere to go' @Brian Corbett: "Boris has firmly parked his tanks on Labour's lawn with policies that owe more to Blair than Thatcher. Starmer simply hasn't got anywhere to go apart from further to the left. And we've seen what the result of that is." 'The issues started before Starmer' @Nicholas Mills: "To suggest the problems of Labour are due to Starmer is wrong. It has become the party of divisive identity politics way before Starmer arrived. "This nasty Labour has been around a fair few years. They showed contempt to the working class as uneducated and bigoted prior to Brexit. They’ve hated English nationalism for several decades at least. "The mistake they made was placing a supposed moderate to lead the party." 'Lose Starmer' @Paul Driscoll: "For me, Labour was deeply affected by Brexit following the betrayal of their Labour MPs who, despite being in constituencies that wanted to leave, still did all they could in their power to stop that democratic vote. "If Labour wants to truly survive, then lose Starmer and pick someone not seen as one of the architects as the Brexit betrayal and then build on the radical bold manifesto that served Labour so well." 'Ordinary people would rather go for a pint with Boris' @M Hunt: "My dad once told me the PM should be a bloke, or woman, who you would like to go for a pint with, but also like to stick up for and represent your country. "I think a lot of ordinary people would much rather go for a pint with Boris, and would much rather have him sticking up for Britain, something Starmer and Labour have not done for four or five decades." 'They are politically illiterate' @Susan Kennedy: "Labour is finished and therefore anything Starmer does is just rearranging the furniture on the Titanic. "They can't be trusted. I mean who would think to put up a Remainer candidate in a leave voting constituency. They are politically illiterate." Where has it gone wrong for Labour and Sir Keir Starmer? Have your say in the comments section below.
- Reuters Videos
Stocks slid into the close on Monday as investors shunned high-flying tech stocks. The Dow finished lower after touching a fresh record high during the session. The S&P 500 fell 44 points. The Nasdaq got walloped, tumbling 350 points. Stock losses outside of the tech sector were limited by strength in economically-sensitive names. That portfolio adjustment towards sectors that should do well in an economic upswing isn’t done, says Julia Carlson, CEO, Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group."I think we're going to still see strength in value based companies, in real estate investment trust, the equity real estate. I also think financials will do well and, you know, more of those consumer staple investments."But in a reminder that the rebound is still in its early phase – look at travel and tourism stocks. Profits and sales at hotel chain Marriott came in weaker than expected. Marriott, which gets about three-quarters of its revenues from North America said bookings in the U.S. were still down sharply.Tyson Foods topped earnings and revenue forecasts for the quarter and guided full-year sales estimates higher. But it had a warning. The largest U.S. meat processor said it is "seeing substantial inflation across our supply chain," which it says will put a squeeze on profits in the second-half of the year.Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel pipeline in the United States and the victim of a cyber attack that shut down its entire network, expects to "substantially" restore operational service by the end of the week. Energy watchers fear the disruption, which comes as more Americans hit the road, could push gasoline prices to their highest level since 2014. In cryptocurrency news: ethereum hit a record high above 4,000 dollars amid rising demand for the bitcoin alternative.
Man accused of hate crime attack on Asian woman in NYC told parole board he wished he could take back murdering his mom
Brandon Elliot was out on parole when he was arrested after a brutal attack on an Asian woman in Manhattan. Security footage of the assault went viral.
- Business Insider
Some GOP states are moving to end federal unemployment benefits, which could impact at least 276,000 workers
Republican-governed states moving to end federal benefits two months early could affect hundreds of thousands, an unemployment expert told Insider.
- Associated Press
The children in this mountain village usually spend their days caring for goats or cows and playing with their dogs. The images have shocked people across Mexico and beyond. Few of those children actually wield guns on patrol, but such displays here and in other oft-forgotten communities are desperate attempts to attract the federal government’s help to fend off organized criminals.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Dr. Anthony Fauci also said we should be “more liberal” about mask requirements as more people get vaccinated.
- The Independent
Video captures terrifying collapse of balcony full of people in Malibu that left at least nine injured
‘We heard a crack, and I literally saw all my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15 feet to the rocks,’ a witness says
- Associated Press
All of Malaysia will be placed under a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, but businesses will be allowed to continue to operate at reduced capacity, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced Monday. The lockdown, starting Wednesday until June 7, took the nation by surprise because restrictions on movement are already in place in many parts of the country, including Kuala Lumpur and the richest state of Selangor. Muhyiddin said drastic action was needed to battle a new aggressive outbreak before it turns into a national catastrophe.
- Idaho Statesman
“I had tears in my eyes.”
- Kansas City Star
“I had tears in my eyes.”